taste of fall!

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by JUDELT, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    well' pulled last of surplus honey yesterday;Friday ; only 3 pints, but both hiives have good stores for the winter. one has an extra med. super and the other one never stored any in the super after last (june) harvest but they have plenty of stores in the deep broods-2. may need to feed them Jan /Feb. I have entrance reducers on the wide opening and once stays or is going to stay cool, i will put them on small opening. I am going to study' research over this winter about going foundationless. we are going to get a week of low 60's for highs and some upper 30's for lows then back to low 70's ,which is typical for here! it's begun!
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Here I thought there was gonna be pictures of a fall harvest. :lol:
     

  3. JUDELT

    JUDELT New Member

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    sorry, only took few mts. and not much to see!
     
  4. pistolpete

    pistolpete New Member

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    fall? We've already had snow for 10 days.
     
  5. LunacyMountain

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    pics or it didn't happen....


    :grin:
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :lol: I can see you're going to fit right in here! :thumbsup:
     
  7. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    Me too. I went to a workshop yesterday and Michael Bush was the guest speaker. I picked up his book The Practical Beekeeper Beekeeping Naturally. That's going to be my winter read. He is a big advocate of foundationless frames and natural size cells as a means to control varroa mites.
     
  8. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    fall is here!! I went to salina yesterday I bet I passed 10 semi loads of bees headed south down the I-35 corridor for the winter
     
  9. lazy shooter

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    Over the weekend there were a couple of mornings with temps in the low 30's, but there was not enough cold or frost to kill the bloom on our wildflowers. My girls were hustling hard here today. Most likely, our first killing freeze is two weeks away. I think that my bees have more than adequate stores and are adding to them. It's a beautiful time.
     
  10. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Enjoy the read, but don't get your hopes up too high. The mites haven't read the book and don't know what they are supposed to do when confronted with "natural size cells" so they keep on reproducing.
     
  11. srvfantexasflood

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    Thanks for the head's up. Michael makes everything sound SOOOOO easy.
     
  12. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If foundationless is so great, why did all the feral hives die from mites?